Minimum Wage Changes – effective October 1, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016
To: Managers, Department Heads, Executive Officers, Administrative Officers, Administrative Assistants, and Users of the Casual Time Entry System (CTES)
Note: This message is for information

The minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing effective October 1, 2016, as summarized in the following table:

Minimum Wage Rate Current Wage Rates Effective October 1, 2016
General Minimum Wage – applies to most employees $11.25 per hour $11.40 per hour
Student Minimum Wage – applies to students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays $10.55 per hour $10.70 per hour
Liquor Servers Minimum Wage – applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work $9.80 per hour $9.90 per hour

Information is located on the HR Website including a link to the government’s website.

The majority of our employees are not impacted by this change; however, there may be some employees where attention will be required by managers to ensure compliance. Please be aware of this change when hiring employees on a temporary contract.  Users of the Casual Time Entry System (CTES) should also keep in mind the new legislation to ensure employees are paid compliantly.

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